Thursday, March 04, 2010

March Coming in Like Lamb Mississauga Ontario

March is coming in like a lamb here in Mississauga, all warm and sunny and calm. And it gave me a terrific case of Spring Fever today! And the only cure for Spring Fever is to give in to it, to abandon all thoughts of work, get outside and bask in the sun.

 
Lake Ontario Port Credit View to Hamilton
 And Spring Fever or not, I do what I always do when I need to get outside: I head to and through the Rhodo Gardens to the Lake. The view in the picture above is west, towards Hamilton.

 
Lake Ontario Port Credit Mississauga View to South East
What a great day!  A brand new month, the Olympics are done (gloriously, for Canada), it's only two weeks to Daylight Saving Time and Spring Break time, three weeks to the first day of Spring and five weeks until Easter.

 
Lake Ontario Shoreline Port Credit Mississauga Ontario
 The water was so clear and calm, it appeared invisible. Often, the lake is victim to algae growths, especially in warmer months. It's so lovely to see it so invitingly clear that I found myself wondering if we could make room for a swimming beach near here.

 
Lakeshore Beach Rocks Smoothed by the Waves
 The light was perfect for taking a picture of the smooth beach rocks. The red ones are bricks worn smooth. I liked this photo so much, I turned it into my twitter background image today.

 
Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens Winter Thaw
The inch or so of snow that fell here in Port Credit last week was melting fast under the warm sun. Unseen birds kept up a chatter in the treetops and Tecumseh Creek was positively babbling. Much as I am, right now.

And I am especially thankful for such a glorious day, knowing that severe storms wreaked havoc across the east coast of North America, and large chunks of Europe the past few days.  And the terrible terremotos in Chile and Haiti.  With so much to make hearts heavy, a lazy afternoon taking pictures in warm sunshine is super therapy.

The thing about Spring Fever is you know it is fleeting. If you don't embrace it at the moment you get it, you will miss all the joy. Spring Fever hits well before the end of winter. You know the cold has not gone for good yet. The cold is gone only until the sun sets on that day.

We're in for more days of chill rains or snow and blustery winds, especially if March, having come in like a lamb, goes out like a lion.

But daylight time will brighten the evenings, as will the longer spring days. As far as winter goes for this year, I think we're on the home stretch !
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